KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan prosecutor says four officers were justified in the fatal shooting of a man who turned a gun toward them during a standoff.
Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said Thursday he will not charge the officers in the April 18 shooting of 48-year-old David Gino Teneyuque.
WWMT-TV reports Teneyuque was coaxed from a van he had been holed up in, hit with a single bean-bag round fired by police, and then turned a gun toward officers. He was shot nine times.
Kalamazoo County Undersheriff James VanDyken said the four officers from different departments who fired shots were placed on paid administrative leave following the incident.
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Information from: WWMT-TV, http://www.wwmt.com